Posts Tagged ‘arts’

Clyde Hertzman. Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine/Khalid Hawe

Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada

Jan. 2, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

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UBC experts comment on North Korea’s rocket launch

Dec. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

UBC experts on North Korea are available to comment on its launch of a rocket into space.

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Mali elephant wearing a GPS collar.

Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants

Dec. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia and Oxford University researchers have revealed the secrets of survival of an endangered population of African elephant in the unforgiving Sahara desert. These animals have the biggest migration among elephants, the study finds, but recent violence in Mali may now be putting them at risk.

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in a still from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 1. Andrew Cooper Photograph courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Teen fiction a turn-on for adults, too

Dec. 5, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

With huge sales and successful movie franchises, Young Adult fiction couldn’t be hotter, says Prof. Judith Saltman.

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UBC’s Edward Slingerland and colleagues are leading the world’s largest study on how religions have evolved. Paul Joseph Photograph

From human sacrifice to Santa Claus: the cultural evolution of religious beliefs

Dec. 5, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

Prof. Edward Slingerland leads a global consortium of academics in the world’s largest study of the evolution of religion.

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Prof. Michael Devereux, Bank of Canada research fellow and inaugural director of UBC's Vancouver School of Economics.

UBC’s new Vancouver School of Economics to educate global economic policy leaders

Dec. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

An expansion of Canada’s top-ranked economics department will create the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a new global centre for research and learning on the world’s most pressing economic issues.

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UBC experts for comment on U.S. fiscal cliff

Nov. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on how U.S. economic challenges will impact Canadian and global economies.

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UBC honours Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey, Michael Wingfield during Fall Congregation

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, more than 2,800 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred. Honorary degrees will be presented to Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey and Michael Wingfield.

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UBC experts for U.S. election night

Nov. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available after-hours to comment on the U.S. election results tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Media and the public are also invited to a panel discussion of the results, which will be live-blogged.

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Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues

Nov. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.

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